Scottish Export Awards and International Trade Campaign 2018 sponsored by HSBC in association with Scottish Enterprise and HIE

Scottish Export Awards 2018 sponsored by HSBC in association with Scottish Enterprise & Highlands and Islands Enterprise

BQ is delighted to announce the fifth annual Scottish Export Awards and International Trade Campaign, sponsored by HSBC in association with Scottish Enterprise & Highlands and Islands Enterprise, celebrating the entrepreneurial exporting achievements of businesses across Scotland.

The campaign and event

Thursday 22 March 2018, Hilton Hotel Glasgow

Nominations will open the first week in July

The Scottish Export Awards and International Trade Campaign, sponsored by HSBC in association with Scottish Enterprise & Highlands and Islands Enterprise, brings together businesses from across Scotland to recognise and celebrate their entrepreneurial exporting achievements as well as encourage others to increase their export potential.

Exporting and international trade remain central to the Scottish government’s economic growth agenda and this campaign and export awards are about recognising those entrepreneurial, wealth creating companies that are selling their products, services and expertise in scores of overseas markets. It is vital that we appreciate and recognise those exporters who have made the transition from great local companies to potentially world class exporting businesses based in Scotland.

Exporting continues to present an opportunity for Scotland to bring immediate and sustainable growth to its economy and with this in mind we need to encourage more SMEs across the country to consider exporting as a realistic opportunity for growth.

The Scottish Export Awards and 12 month International Trade Campaign, sponsored by HSBC in association with Scottish Enterprise & Highlands and Islands Enterprise, consists of an awards evening scheduled to be held on 22nd March 2018 at the Glasgow Hilton. This event will be the highlight of an initial six month international trade campaign that will see BQ promote the potential of exporting across its entire audience in Scotland, in print, online and across social media.

The event will consist of a high profile dinner with awards presentations. A range of keynote speakers and other partners will also feature as part of the event.

Last year's event

Automotive sector manufacturer John McGavigan took away the Scottish Exporter of the Year award, at the HSBC Scottish Export Awards 2017 in association with Scottish Enterprise on Wednesday 22 March 2017.

Celebrating the entrepreneurial exporting achievements of businesses across Scotland, more than 470 people filled the Hilton Hotel Glasgow for the fourth annual awards, supported by HSBC and delivered in association with Scottish Enterprise.

Watch our highlights video for more of what happened on the night:

Other winners on the night included:

E-Commerce Exporter of the Year Award

TRTL

Highly Commended Recognition to Alex Begg & Co

Most Entrepreneurial Exporter of the Year

Scotmas Group

Highly Commended Recognition to TRTL

Micro Exporter of the Year

Chocolate & Love

Highly Commended Recognition to Schoolhill Engineering

Small Exporter of the Year

M Squared

Highly Commended Recognition to Westeross Fisheries

Large Exporter of the Year

John McGavigan

Highly Commended Recognition to Balmoral Offshore Engineering

Scottish Export Team of the Year

Paragon Inks

Highly Commended Recognition to Ecosse Subsea Systems

High Growth Markets Exporter of the Year

Churchill Drilling Tools

 

HSBC Scottish Exporter of the Year in association with Scottish Enterprise

John McGavigan